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SWIM/DIVE: NC State Women's Swimming Claims Gold in 200 Freestyle Relay

Posted February 22, 2013

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— The NC State women's swimming team carried the momentum it built on the first day of the ACC Championships to the second day of competition, as the Wolfpack broke the school record in the 200 freestyle relay on Thursday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

"Unbelievable night for the Wolfpack women," said head coach Braden Holloway. "It was a great moment for our program. The ladies really performed great in the event and were rewarded for their efforts."

Hannah Freyman, Marifrances Henley, Allison Hendren and Riki Bonnema posted a time of 1:29.60 in the 200 freestyle relay, claiming the title in the event and hitting an NCAA 'A' standard. The NC State foursome bested the previous mark of 1:30.61, set at the ACC Championships in 2012. The gold medal in the event was the first relay title for the women since 1991 and the first title in the 200 freestyle since 1980.

Freshman Kristin Connors recorded a time of 4:52.72 in the 500 freestyle preliminaries to advance to the finals. Connors shaved nearly three seconds off her time in the finals (4:49.75) to finish 11th in the event.

In the 50 freestyle, Bonnema and Henley each eclipsed the previous best mark (22.73) in the event with times of 22.43 and 22.58, respectively. Bonnema finished fourth and is now the school record holder, while Henley claimed sixth. The two Pack swimmers also broke the record in the preliminary heats, as Bonnema timed in at 22.66 and Henley stopped the clock at 22.69.

Junior Zina Grogg also participated in the event, finishing 12th with a time of 22.90. Freyman and Hendren finished closely behind Grogg in 13th and 14th place, with times of 22.96 and 22.99, respectively.

Bonnema, Freyman, Grogg, Hendren and Henley all hit NCAA 'B' standards with their times in the event.

"To have five ladies complete the event in under 23 seconds is magnificent," Holloway said. "Hats off to these women. They've been really focused and are having fun. We look forward to capitalizing on where we are and keeping the great swimming going."

In diving, senior Hudson Rains scored a 355.15 to finish sixth on the one-meter diving board.

After the second day of competition, the Wolfpack women are currently tied for third place along with Virginia Tech with 166 points. Virginia is first with 309, while Florida State is second with 177.

The swimmers will return to the pool at 11 a.m. tomorrow for pelims, followed by finals beginning at 5 p.m. with women's one-meter diving and 7 p.m. for the remainder of the scheduled events.

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